The Rose Diaries Book 1 "The weaving of the fates" by Natalia La Fey

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The day Rose saves a tiny mermaid her life is changed forever. Not only does she discover that faeries and mythical creatures do exist, but that very same night her parents disappear. Left under the guardianship of her unconventional grandfather, Rose is sent to boarding school. Five years later Rose returns to the town where it all began to start afresh at a local school. Within days of her return, the faeries begin to gather around Rose and along with her new friends, Thomas Parish and Owen Finch, she sets out on an adventure to free Kallan, a faerie King of the Unseelie court, and to repair the delicate weave of the faerie world. As one mystery unravels, other secrets come to light. Convinced that there is some sort of link between her parent’s disappearance and the unveiling of the mythical world, Rose becomes obsessed with helping Kallan in the hope of uncovering the truth; but this alliance just might change her in ways she never thought possible. As she faces the epic challenges of the faerie world, Rose must also deal with the challenges of high school, adolescence and her growing feelings for her best friend Thomas. Each book is an adventure in itself, with the struggles between the two courts affecting the people of the town. It is up to Rose and her friends to solve the mysteries and prevent war between the rival faerie courts. Throughout, Rose will continue to seek her parents and many secrets will be revealed. Set in the picturesque town of Carmel By The Sea in Northern California, The Rose Diaries is both a coming-of-age story and an adventure that will appeal to young adults and adults with an interest in all things magical. A unique story with a strong female protagonist, an exciting and suspenseful plot and lush illustrations. The faeries of The Rose Diaries are beautiful, dark and powerful; true to faerie law and legend they will delight and fascinate readers of all ages. This series also has great cinematic potential.

About Natalia La Fey

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Natalia La Fey was first published at the age of six with the book, Our World, by the Kids of Australia in association with McPhee Gribble, in which her full page illustration and musings about a land of frogs was featured. A natural artist and writer, she was drawn to art college, where she studied narrative based art, including illustration, animation and film. Upon completion of her studies she began an animation career in stop motion and worked alongside legendary director/animators such as Nick Donkin (The Junky's Christmas) Mike Johnson (The Corpse Bride) and Paul Berry (Nightmare before Christmas). Her love of creating characters and stories continued and she began to dabble in script writing. She eventually produced her first picture book, Just Me. Three more titles followed and, while living in Asia, she wrote her first novel for the series The Rose Diaries. Natalia then moved to London and freelanced as an illustrator. It was here that her work was noticed by literary agents. Wishing to return to the basics of art and further hone and refine her illustration and writing skills, she decided to attend the San Francisco Art Institutes Post-graduate Program majoring in painting and film. She is prepared to rigorously promote her series with an aggressive social media campaign, including (but not limited to) an interactive website devoted to the series, Twitter, active engagement in various blogs, and FaceBook. For more information on Natalia, visit her website at
Published April 30, 2013 255 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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